An NFT is basically a receipt for something you buy and own digitally, like if you bought a gif instead of just downloading it. However, you buy it with electronic money which uses an incredible amount of energy, which is damaging to the environment. It’s a growing fad that has resulted in people losing millions of dollars, in a now-deleted Tweet Todd Kramer said he clicked on a link he believes to be an NFT dapp (not an NFT dapp). an app – it’s a decentralized application). But he found himself victim of a phishing attack when his 16 NFTs were pulled straight from his collection.
Kramer said: “I was hacked. “All my monkeys are gone. This just sold. Please help me.” Kramer has lost 8 Bored Apes and 7 Mutant Apes. You ask what is a mutant gorilla? Or don’t ask. I will tell you, anyway. It was a Bored Ape that had been exposed to the mutant serum. What does it mean? You are there on your own. The problem is all his apes and one Clonex NFT up to $1.9 million. But the marketplace, OpenSea, froze NFTs after hackers put them back up for sale.
Some have defended him like Beanie pictured above, saying it’s against the law to buy stolen NFTs, but many were quick to point out the flaw in the system. In fact, buying stolen NFTs outlawed would weaken the blockchain and the ‘proof of ownership’ that accompanies NFTs.
The others just mocked Kramer. For example, Adam replied, “Wow, that sucks. I’m really sorry man. But please change your profile picture because you no longer own it.” However, Kramer tweeted thanking you for your support, “Lesson learned. Use hardware wallet. Never knew so many troll accounts existed. Kindness prevails and community is really great. .”
However, others are more unhappy with OpenSea than anyone else, calling the NFT freeze “anti-cryptocurrency”, due to their decentralized nature. But if you’ve spent millions of digital JPEGs, perhaps be more careful when clicking on links from strangers, eh?
Peter Parker’s adventures into the metaverse could be so much more.
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